Uiryeong Big Tug-of-war - Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No.20

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Uiryeong Big Tug-of-war - Gyeongsangnam-do Intangible Cultural Property No.20 +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 1997.1.30
location Uiryeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do
☆ The tug-of-war is widely practiced in the southwestern part of the Korean Peninsula around the fifteenth of lunar January, and is interpreted as a kind of farming ritual. The village was divided into two teams, east and west, each represented by men and women, and it was thought that the west (symbolized by women) had to win to have a good harvest.

The Uiryeong Big Tug-of-War was established as a festival in which the entire village participated as a folk game with a history of more than 200 years, beginning around 1800.

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